Sure, the instant pot was a match made for your kitchen heaven, but it’s so versatile that you can hack the instant pot to make stuff beyond your 3 meals too. For those of you who are adventurous or want to exercise your creative right brain, check out these 10 unique & creative instant pot recipes you probably didn't think of trying in your insta-pot.
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- The base ingredient for many of the health-related products you can make in your instant pot
- Fun silicone molds, such as for animals and figurines, or this set of hearts, shells, and stars, or this cute one with pet shapes.
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1. Instant Pot Wine
Made from grape juice and wine yeast. (via Food N Service)
2. Instant Pot Vanilla Extract
This you’ll want to make at your own risk. Because you are using actual alcohol under pressure, you need to super, duper careful with this.
If you end up liking this, there are other extracts you can try, like almond, peppermint, and lemon, among others. (via Tidbits Cami)
3. Instant Pot Booster Tea
The instant pot can heal you. This immunity-boosting tea is a great natural, homemade remedy. The many medicinal properties of ginger is what makes this tea great for your immunity. (via Food N Service)
4. Instant Pot Cough Syrup
Another great homemade remedy is this cough syrop from honey, thyme, sage, ginger, pepper, and lemon. (via Traditional Cooking School)
7. Instant Pot Chapstick
How about some moisturizing chapstick? Great to make during the dry, wintry season. (via Awe-Filled Homemaker)
10. Instant Pot Dog Food
The instant pot is not just for humans! Homemade dog food is not only healthier, but more comforting for man's best friend too. (via Mrs. Plant in Texas)
As you can see, the instant pot can be used for much more than just cooking. I hope this list inspires you to think outside the pot. Try any of these highly creative instant pot ideas to bring your insta-pot skills to a whole new level.